Lot 143

A SOUTH-EAST ASIAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ROSEWOOD TRAVELLING TOILET CABINET

19th Century

Estimate: £150 - £250
Hammer price: £180
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

With hinged top opening and folding to reveal a mirror, front enclosing an arrangement of various drawers, 22cm wide; 30cm deep; 19.5cm high


Condition report: 

A light warp to the top, some minor scuffs, knocks, small losses, minor chips in places overall, commensurate with use and age. 

Metal work varying, some tarnished. The clasp to the front is of lesser quality and worn. 

Internal drawer with small section of escutcheon missing. 

One key 


Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 

Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

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